David West is the kind of musician who needs to have more than one iron in the fire to be satisfied. The very busy Australian's past projects have included stints in bands that played noisy punk rock (Burning Sensations), angular post-punk (Rank/Xerox), and electropop (Lace Curtains). Most notably, he was a member of Total Control, a noise rock supergroup of sorts that released the excellent Typical System album. He also started the breezy indie pop group Rat Columns and issued an album with them titled Leaf in 2013. He'd been recording songs by himself all along, and in 2013 released the Drop Out of Collage cassette, which compiled a variety of songs made between 1996 and 2014. Yet another stylistic shift came with his solo project Liberation, which was inspired by the classic synth pop sounds of early Mute records, among others. Night School Records released the project's self-titled debut in early 2016. That same year, West finished work on his first official solo album, Peace or Love, on Tough Love Records.